MODGREEK 325 - Athens, Present and Past
Section: 001
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Modern Greek (MODGREEK)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR, HU
Other:
WorldLit
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Old cities are not just monuments to past glory. They are incubators for new ideas and sites of dynamic change. Athens has always been a city in transition, from ancient times, when it was a center of art, politics, philosophy, and commerce to the modern era, when it reemerged as a modern capital city. In this class, we will explore Athens neighborhood by neighborhood through photographs, films, travel descriptions, maps, poetry, plays, political writing, and fictional and non-fictional narrative. We will work through important moments in Athens’ long history, as we also make stops at some of the city’s contemporary hot spots — from the Acropolis to the Plaka and Kolonaki Square to beachfront scenes of Athens’ modern night life — in order explore the different ways that Athens has reinvented itself.

MODGREEK 325 - Athens, Present and Past
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
46166
Open
11
 
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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ISBN: 1859735959
The Acropolis global fame, local claim, Author: Eleana Yalouri, Publisher: Berg 2001
Required
ISBN: 0300101511
The archaeology of Athens, Author: John M. Camp., Publisher: Yale University Press 2004
Required
ISBN: 0486406598
Oedipus at Colonus, Author: Sophocles, Publisher: Dover 1999
Required
ISBN: 9781741049916
Athens encounter, Author: Victoria Kyriakopoulos., Publisher: Lonely Planet 1st ed. 2009
Required
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